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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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2005 Toyota corolla D4D - running perfectly. left standing

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2005 Toyota corolla D4D - running perfectly. left standing for 1 week, but when started runs like its missing and camshaft squeaks like it is dry. Can you give me a clue please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.


Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

Are there any warning lights coming on at all?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Engine management light is on now, but was not on before.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.

This issue that you are having is really consistent with a shorting or failing ignition coil which will happen without warning,turn the light on,and cause this noise that you are getting.I don't believe from what you are describing that the issue is oil or internal engine related.The first step is to have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This vehicle has a diesel engine which does not have an ignition coil.



On scanning, the code that comes up is a very general one that covers almost anything. So we have changed the fuel filter and added injection cleaner to the fuel. We have added engine flush to the oil, emptied it and put in fresh oil, although the oil was only changed 6 months ago. This car has just had a clutch, but cannot see any reason why that would have any bearing on the problem.


ANy other ideas?


 


 

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
So the vehicle is still doing the same thing?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the vehicle is still the same.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Ok what was the code that you were getting?